Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Hello I'm The 'Cancellation Policy'

Below you'll find the conditions in force for cancellation. Amounts and percentages are to be paid by you. You can only cancel by phone, email or the cancellation form on the booking engine.

Generic terms (Individual booking)

The customer can cancel without charge up to 24 hours before the commencement date.
If canceled less than 24 hours before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value of the first night to Hello I'm Local.
Special conditions (groups *)

If canceled more than 14 days before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the deposit to Hello I'm Local.
If canceled 7 days or less before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value to Hello I'm Local.

(*) Groups = Every booking with 5 people or more.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Hello I'm your group breakfast. For E5.50 pp I set the table for you and your group. I love knowing what time you will be coming so I can have everything ready for you.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel offers 12 unique rooms. All rooms have a private shower, some share a toilet. Don't worry the toilet won't be more than a step away. I will make sure your bed is ready made when you arrive!

In my living room you can relax at the bar and enjoy my local treats. Take a bike to the beach, go shopping in the award winning center of Haarlem, visit the museums or Amsterdam and come back to my private patio with fireplace.

Price excludes tourist tax á E3,25 and breakfast. For those with an appetite; I can make you a great breakfast with options between E3,50 and E10. Coming with a group? Then I serve my group breakfast for E8 or E10. My bar and reception open at 8.00.

I tell a lot of stories about everything that's Local. Every item in the hostel has a story.

WARNING: I’m a bit old fashion and prefer conversation and board games over TV and WIFI. That’s why I left out TV’s, minibars and WIFI in the rooms. Don’t worry; for you internet addicts I have free WIFI in the living room.

Tourist tax needs to be paid upon arrival. In 2018 the tax is E3,25,- p.p.p.n. My reception is open from 8.00 - 20.00. If you are arriving/departing during other hours please let us know in advance. Don't worry, there's always someone present. You are always welcome to arrive before check-in to drop of your stuff. My bar is open till around 23.00. I have a garage to stow your bicycle. I also have a guest pantry with all you might need like a microwave, fridge, hairdryer, iron and a water boiler to make your own coffee / tea if you like. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    Absolutely the cutest hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Very clean, excellent showers, great atmosphere, and very friendly and helpful staff! 10/10 and would highly recommend! I found the hostel very relaxing to stay in. Thank you for a great stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Hands down the best hostel I’ve stayed at anywhere in the world. The decor and common areas are cozy and made me feel at home and the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. This hostel alone is a reason to visit Haarlem, I’ll definitely be back!
    Latvia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Hello I'm Local was a wonderful experience! The room was clean and spacious, and could only be accessed using a key card, which made me and my friends feel very secure. The toilets were also clean and beautifully designed. There were even shampoo, conditioner and body soap provided! The staff were friendly, welcoming and happy to help in any way. When my friends and I stayed, the guests tended to keep to themselves - so maybe don't expect a party hostel. It was amazing nonetheless!
    Singapore, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    This was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Beds were nice, bathrooms were like hotel bathrooms. Rooms had windows and were bright and airy. Staff were awesome, welcoming, helpful full of advice and local tips. Really enjoyed my stay and didn’t want to leave. Thanks guys, if I’m in Haarlem again I’ll definitely be back.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2018
    Hello I'm Local is a very cool place. The staff are all super friendly and personable, and they'll help you out with any questions you have about what to do in and around the area. The dorms themselves are quite clean and well-arranged. The neighborhood is close to central Haarlem and 15 minutes by walking away from the train station, but is itself quiet and cozy. I recommend spending some time just strolling around the canals all over the area. Cheers!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2018
    Lovely hostel, 10-15 minutes walk from main square. 5 minutes from teyler museum. Great breakfast xx
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    02 Nov 2018
    This is the cutest hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The decor and ambiance is on point. It was nice to stay outside of Amsterdam and away from the throngs of yappy college vacationers. The only downside is there aren’t any cafes nearby for a quick bite. Very friendly staff too 😊
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Oct 2018
    Of the four we stayed at in the Netherlands, this was our favorite! This hostel had a nice friendly atmosphere, sturdy beds the don’t creak, separate toilets from the showers and multiple bathrooms per group room. Staff was friendly and provided a buffet breakfast when there was a large group staying. Really liked the common area and made friends with other hostelites!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Feb 2019
    One of the cleanest and most comfortable hostels I’ve every stayed in! The bed was like a cloud and there are a ton of personal touches to this hostel that really makes it unique. The staff is also super friendly and willing to help you out if you have any questions! However, the hostel didn’t offer much of a social scene.. found it very difficult to meet people, though I only stayed one short night. I would definitely come back if in the area again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    29 Oct 2018
    I'm rating this hostel very low because the lack of kitchen in its facilities and the tiny showers. Location is not the best, however is not a long walk to city center or Haarlem station. For the price at this hostel they should offer a bit more, specially a kitchen. Seems they do not offer it because they sell you a pricey breakfast.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games